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Shepherd signs an agreement with Cote d’Ivoire university

Shepherd University recently signed an agreement with the International University of Grand-Bassam in the African nation of Cote d’Ivoire to share more students on their respective campuses and allow for more opportunities for faculty members from both institutions to pursue research and teaching goals. Shepherd hosted a delegation from Cote d’Ivoire on November 17.

Pictured (front row, l. to r.) are Dr. Virginia Hicks, assistant provost for community outreach; Dr. Laura Renninger, dean of teaching and learning; Segui N’guessan Viviane, deputy director of scholarships, Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Education; Dr. Lois Jarman, director of intensive English language; and Gerôme Ayekoe, director of scholarships, Cote d’Ivoire Ministry of Education; back row, Dr. Joseph Robbins, chair of the Department of Political Science; Siriki Diabate, Shepherd intensive English language recruiter; Paul Koffi, counselor of education, Embassy of Cote D’Ivoire in Washington, D.C.; and Noumoutie Doumbia, intern, Embassy of Cote D’Ivoire.